A minor earthquake magnitude 3.78 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 13:04:01 / April 25, 2017 @ 1:04 pm. The 3.78-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:04:01 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135 km (84 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.8303 West, latitude 18.364 North, depth = 135 km. Unique identifier: pr2017115006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017115006.
Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Los Llanos, Miches. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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